Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

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Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

Post by 69MG » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:09 pm

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In Fairfield for UMass debut on the road. Finished 1-11 in away games last year.
No Sy Chatman or Kolton Mitchell for this one.
Anyone know what's up Kolton? We'll miss his D on Fairfield's top guards.

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Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

Post by mlaconte459 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:18 pm

^Kolton has a wrist injury
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Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

Post by TheInsider » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:19 pm

Hopefully everything is ok with Sy and he gets back soon.. we will need him

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Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

Post by Roadtrip » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:18 pm

Pedal to the metal, guys.

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Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

Post by Floyd » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:44 pm

Sean East is a real good pg. Crafty, in control, and very heady. Will be a steady player for us
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Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

Post by TheInsider » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:47 pm

Looking like a team full of freshman right now.. gotta pick it up

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Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

Post by uz2b-len » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:53 pm

I've been in and out of watching. Has TJ played at all?
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Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

Post by inthescoop » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:58 pm

Some notes from the 1st half:

1. Something that has been an issue with all of McCall’s teams so far, the other team is more aggressive.
2. Tre and Samba especially need to be more aggressive; Tre has taken it to the basket a few times and got fouled, which is what we need to see more, but that transitions to,
3. We need to make our free throws.
4. Buggs is a solid player however he looks nervous out there, overthinking everything, he will find his confidence; only a freshmen.
5. Sean East has surprised me and impressed me most.
6. Where is Carl Pierre? Our best player is scoreless in the 1st half. That is the big story right now.

Being up 8 at one point in the half and now being down 7 is never a good sign but that shows that this is a game of transition and we still have a solid chance at winning if momentum is on our side.
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Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

Post by Refuse2Lose83 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:59 pm

69MG wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:09 pm
Cameron Sibert
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In Fairfield for UMass debut on the road. Finished 1-11 in away games last year.
No Sy Chatman or Kolton Mitchell for this one.
Anyone know what's up Kolton? We'll miss his D on Fairfield's top guards.
Kolton out 6-8
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Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

Post by inthescoop » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:00 pm

uz2b-len wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:53 pm
I've been in and out of watching. Has TJ played at all?
Caught 2 fouls early on.

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Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

Post by Almontis » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:01 pm

Carl and TJ each with 2 fouls, 0 points.

We're looking a little soft here

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Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

Post by jrdupe » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:04 pm

Refuse2Lose83 wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:59 pm
69MG wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:09 pm
Cameron Sibert
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In Fairfield for UMass debut on the road. Finished 1-11 in away games last year.
No Sy Chatman or Kolton Mitchell for this one.
Anyone know what's up Kolton? We'll miss his D on Fairfield's top guards.
Kolton out 6-8
Kolton out 6-8 weeks??? is the wrist broken? I don't even see a cast on the wrist

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Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

Post by jrdupe » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:05 pm

uz2b-len wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:53 pm
I've been in and out of watching. Has TJ played at all?
He's played VERY little...not sure why??

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Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

Post by thecaptain » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:06 pm

yikes that was an ugly end of the half. no real fire and some poor shot selection.

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Re: Game 2, 2019-20: at Fairfield (Bridgeport, 11/9)

Post by Jackson96 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:07 pm

Welp, that's not a half I'd want to hang in a museum.

Seemed like they were doing fine the first 8 minutes or so -- press was causing some issues for Fairfield getting into their offense and they were getting enough offense to get that 8 point lead. Then they went about 8 minutes without a basket and missed some free throws. I didn't love the lineup they had out there when they had that lead (especially offensively -- Baptiste, Buggs, and Santos I think?) And defensively they weren't as sharp as they were when they were scoring and able to press and a more experienced team took advantage in the halfcourt.

Would be nice if Pierre could stay on the floor and hit some shots. We'll see if they can get things untracked on offense (ball wasn't moving great, need to have better shot selection and hit their free throws) and then string some stops together on defense. Those last 10 minutes or so were really a letdown -- intensity level dropped and offense was stagnant. Credit Fairfield too.

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